What are adjacent angles and linear pair angles and what is the difference between them?

Difference between adjacent angles and linear pair angles:

Adjacent Angles
Linear pair angles
  • Two angles are adjacent when they have a common side and a common vertex (corner point). 


  • Here angles A and B are adjacent.

  • The angles are said to be linear if they are adjacent to each other after the intersection of the two lines.
  • The sum of angles of a linear pair is always equal to 180°.
  • Such angles are also known as supplementary angles. One angle is called the supplement of the other.


Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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